Follow @UrFhasaidh We’ve all done it. We have all had the experience of sitting in a mind-numbingly boring maths classroom and asking ourselves what is the point in all these maths problems, when will we ever have to use them in the real world? At school I was never a great fan of mathematics. I … Continue reading What is the Point in all these Equations?
Follow @UrFhasaidh As we grow from childhood into the world around us we develop a sense of the wrongness of the world. We have an innate awareness of justice that never quite fits the world of reality. At secondary school I knew that the world needed change. People needed change. If we were capable of … Continue reading Social Revolution by Complex Numbers
Follow @UrFhasaidh Text message reads: “I’m doing the red robe shuffle this afternoon if you fancy coming.” A red robe what? John’s full of little textual codes. Best thing to do would be to call him. He answers, and as soon as I hear his voice it dawns on me. He is being made a … Continue reading Doctors Everywhere and Not a Cure in Sight
Teenagers are brilliant. I am glad that I don’t own any of my own, but, still, I think that teenagers are great. They have developed into that awkward liminal space between innocence and good craic. By about sixteen most of them have developed little proto-adult personalities infused still with a lovable childish quality. Quite surprisingly … Continue reading Probability Tends to Zero
I have made the decision to go back to school for a while and top-up my academic skills set. Outside of the Church there isn’t a great deal of demand for theology and biblical studies, so it is about time that I put a few more strings to my bow. This doesn’t mean that I … Continue reading Taking the Leap Back into Books
All of our lives – everyone’s lives – are limited by freedoms and necessities. By this, what we mean to say is that there are things that we are free to do, and other things that we have to do. All that we do, whether out of freedom or necessity, is done within the limit … Continue reading The Moment I Say I Can’t – I Can’t
A few years ago I found myself, after graduation, at a bit of a loose end. Once a week a few friends from university would meet for coffee at a rather swish little café on Dawson Street to read over one another’s post-graduate research. We were all, in one way or another, working on related … Continue reading An Unexpected Windfall
In spite of the timely arrival of Storm Rachel I was having a wonderful day. The fuse box for my electric shower got repaired, there were the makings in the fridge of a delicious chicken and sweetcorn soup, and I was meeting someone wonderful for Fika down on the Liffey. On my Twitter feed, to … Continue reading Such a Depressing Realisation